Re: Thoughts on Ad Hoc Networking Requirements

Steve Dossick (
Fri, 28 May 1999 11:35:03 -0400

Email in particular would be fairly easy, since it's inherently a
store-and-forward paradigm. So even if an IP network didn't make sense as
an interconnection between the moon and earth (or a space station),
something else could be devised.

Surfing the web might be a problem, though, because of the latencies
involved in transmissions from the moon to earth.


At 07:57 AM 5/28/99 -0700, Mark Kuharich wrote:
>[Have we figured out or do we have to technology to implement
>interstellar and terrestrial routing. An example: We send an email to
>astronauts working on the Moon base. Does IP routing work in this case?
>Could we use the International space station as a hub? Please help me
>out, I'm not a networking guru ...
>Mark Kuharich
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